Biography of Waconzy
Anyanwu Obinna Kelvin (born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria), better known by stage name WACONZY, is Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. His music cuts across all ages, genders and geographical boundaries which is what makes him a house hold name. Waconzy rose to prominence in 2010 with his hit song “I Celebrate” which sold platinum. He is signed to Dv8 Media.
|Birth name||Anyanwu Obinna Kelvin|
|Genres||Afro Pop, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||2face Idibia, Duncan Mighty, FlavourN’abania, Timaya, wizkid, Davido, Kcee.|
Obinna kelvin Anyanwu popularly known as Waconzy was born on the 10th of August 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state where he basically grew up. Waconzy completed his primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt. In year 2000, Waconzy gained admission into the prestigious Federal University of Technology Owerri and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of technology in project Management. After completing his NYSC service in 2006, Waconzy joined the project management institute America where he was certified a project management professional [PMP]. While in school Waconzy gained great acceptance and popularity among his peers. He won lots of musical talent competitions, which catapulted him into the spotlight.
Career [2008 - 2014]
Nigerian born music star and philanthropist set sail in the music industry in 2008 after the success of his monster hit “I Celebrate” which shot him into lime light It has been nothing but an upward path for him. Due to his passion for music he distinguished himself by carving a niche in the music industry; this resulted in his style of music, a sweet blend of western and African rhythm resulting to an irresistible style known as Afro-soul. Waconzy is a blend of two English words, “Wacko” and “Zany” which reflects in his lyrical delivery. His music cuts across all age, genders and geographical boundaries which is what makes the difference as a creative and versatile artist.
Waconzy has collaborated with Truth Hurts [USA], BankyW, Faze, Duncan Mighty, Naeto C, Serrie leone stars and more.
Not to be outdone by his exploits in the music world, Waconzy is also accomplished in several other fields which includes project management and New Media Public relations. Waconzy is not new to humanitarian projects as he has in the past paid and sponsored tuition fees for primary school pupils. Fed over a thousand destitute in one day and recently launched the Waconzy VS Malaria – Zero tolerance campaign which is primarily aimed at fighting the menace of malaria in Africa. Waconzy played a major in encouraging Nigerian musicians to make music with meaning so as not to destroy the minds of the younger generation. He also played a major role in educating the Niger Delta Based musicians on the importance of education in their career and how they can generate income via their God given talent.
With an ever increasing social media fan base , Waconzy still remains level headed. His songs have been used in reality talent hunt programs like MTN project Fame, CNN Focus Africa and lots more.
Waconzy, who has gained huge recognition home and abroad as one of Nigeria’s top Musicians, has performed in several major concerts worldwide sharing the stage with likes of R-kelly, Sean Kingston, Truth Hurts, 2face, Dbanj and lots more. Waconzy has toured so many countries including Malaysia, Germany, Serria Leone, United states, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Italy, Austria, Nigeria, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, France and Nigeria. Waconzy is known for his great stage presence and can comfortably hold the stage for over 45 minutes dishing out hits after hits. Waconzy has performed severally in so many A-List events including the Calabar Carnival, Port Harcourt Carnival, Lagos Count Down, Caribbean African American Awards (CAAN), City People Awards, Federal and state Government functions. Waconzy has also toured with several big brands like the MTN on the Power of Ten Concert, MTN Loud In Naija Tour, Etisalat Easy Cliq Tour, Hennessey Artistry Tour and many more. With nick names like “Mr. Tumble the stage”, WACONZY is a confirmed stage killer.
Awards and Nominations
|2009||Glitz Awards||Song of The Year||Ikebe Super||Won|
|2010||Odudu Awards||Artiste of the Year||I Celebrate||Won|
|2010||Odudu Awards||Song of the year||I celebrate||Won|
|2010||Odudu Awards||Naija Urban||I Celebrate||Won|
|2010||Odudu Awards||Best Collaboration||Too Much Money||Won|
|2011||NigerDelta Advancement Awards NDAA||Video of the Year||I Celebrate||Won|
|2012||City People Awards||Best Raggae/Dancehall artiste||I Celebrate Remix||Nominated|
|2013||Blue print Awards||Best indigenous Artist of the year||Amosu||Won|
|2013||F.A.C.E Awards||International Artist of the year||Amosu||Nominated|
|2014||New Media Awards||Best use of Social Media NGO||Waconzy’s Silver spoon foundation||Nominated|
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